Explore: Scalplock Lookout

By | August 29, 2018
Scalprock Lookout in Glacier National Park. Beacon file photo

Scalprock Lookout in Glacier National Park. Beacon file photo

The Flathead Beacon has an article that begins…

This is a great trail for hikers to discover Glacier National Park off the beaten path. Tucked along park’s southern border near Essex, this quiet trail to the lookout at the summit of Scalplock Mountain, elevation 6,919 feet, delivers visitors to unique views from an uncommon vantage point.

Looking northward from the summit on a clear day, hikers can see Harrison Glacier on Mount Jackson’s southern face and the striking, jagged Mount Saint Nicolas. Up Park Creek Valley to the east, Salvage Mountain, Church Butte, and Two Medicine Pass are visible. The Great Bear Wilderness abuts U.S. Highway 2 and the Middle Fork Flathead River to the south.

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